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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great customers, solid product, incredible audience

Cons

Comp plan doesn't separate the good from bad or the best from the pack enough

Advice to Management

Most investments in research and research dept will have a great ROI

Other Employee Reviews for Wall Street Journal

  1. Helpful (1)

    An otherwise great experience hampered by cultural problems

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journalist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Journalist in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at WSJ is a great experience for any budding journalist. You have the opportunity to meet brilliant people and cover interesting stories, and the brand name, of course, is second-to-none.

    Cons

    I can't speak for other departments, but there were real cultural problems on my team. The boss himself was great, but many of my co-workers stuck to their own little silos and refused to deal with others. It wasn't just a matter of refusing to mentor a young journalist or what have you -- some were downright unfriendly. To put it more simply, the people were brilliant intellectually, but not so brilliant socially. And, just like any other job, the people you work with determine how much you enjoy your job. (I should add, though, that some of the people I met on the business side of the company were really outstanding).

    Advice to Management

    Yes, the product on paper is what people see...but it isn't the only part of the business that matters. Don't forget about culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good people - poor training

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wall Street Journal as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you're going to work in a dying industry, you might as well work for the best! Their client-base covers a wide net of the most prestigious companies in the world. You also get free copies of the paper in the office.

    Cons

    Fast paced, and very stuck up culture. Not a place for innovation. On the business side, I found that people were far too stressed out. It can be an exceptionally catty work environment. The corporate culture at times can be borderline toxic.


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